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BIRDS - Volume 1  (2019)

Experimental 3D animation, 4K single-channel video, 2.1 sound

12 minutes 52 seconds

"BIRDS - Volume I" is a series of animations that combine digital characters, poetic writings, and comical cinematography. This series of animated shorts is initially inspired by photos of graffitied birds I collected in different cities over the years when traveling. In the project, birds' images on walls are transformed into animated characters to depict people's move in tandem with my poems. It blends the street art of metropolises (where the integration of migrants mostly occurs) with cartoon characters I re-create to explore emigration stories. The project connects the migratory nature of birds to uprooted people who inhabit new territories to discuss the authentic meaning of "home" in a world of instability - arriving at the conclusion that a real "home" is not a physical location, but an ontological position. 

Animation screenshots and installation shots

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